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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive ... See full summary »

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Wanda McKay ...
Greta Vanderhorn
Ralph Byrd ...
Bob Simpson
Armida ...
Wanama
Smoki Whitfield ...
Oolonga the witch doctor
Dolores Castle ...
Yvonne
Rudy Robles ...
Nugara
Linda Leighton ...
Helen Phillips (as Linda Johnson)
Helena Grant ...
Mrs. Fitzhugh
Fred Coby ...
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Onest Conley ...
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Zack Williams ...
Chief M'benga
Jack Carroll ...
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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive tribe. An insurgent witch doctor and fierce wild animals make escape from the jungle difficult for the trio. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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goddess | reward | jungle | pilot | escape | See All (52) »

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TEMPTRESS ... of 1000 Untamed Men! RULER ... of a Savage Empire!


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13 August 1948 (USA)  »

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A Deusa das Selvas  »

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Near the opening of the film, the pilot and his co-pilot are looking downward through binoculars at the animals below. The next shot shows their "view through the binoculars", but the shots of wild animals are all photographed horizontally, by a photographer on the ground. Moments later, as the plane tries to land, we see a view through their cockpit window, showing the ground at a steep angle (appropriate for looking downward from a plane). See more »

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Greta Vanderhorn: What I wouldn't give for a hamburger and some nice french-fried potatoes.
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There's No One in My Heart But You
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Oh, C'Mon...........
31 December 2009 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

Wow, you'd think that even B movies would at least TRY to get the facts straight. There were quite a few things wrong with this one, but here were the most annoying for me:

1. Our heroes looking at African animals from the air with binoculars, yet when we are shown the "binocular" view, it's taken from ground level.

2. Huge airplane cockpits. 1940's airplane cockpits were incredibly cramped arrangements that were crammed with instruments, yet the cockpits shown here are massive, with not a dial, switch or gauge to be seen. Convenient for filming perhaps, but completely unreal. Not to mention planes that change models in mid-flight.

3. Indigenous species. The padding in this film included stock footage of the animals supposedly seen on the ground in Africa. These included a cougar and an orangutan, neither of which are native to Africa.

4. While the "Dutch", English-speaking "Jungle Goddess" of the title was in Africa, she taught a local African woman broken English. Yet when the woman spoke the broken English, it was with a Mexican accent. Riddle me that one, Batman!

This one was pretty bad all the way through, with two thoroughly unlikeable and annoying male leads. And at just an hour long it still had 20 minutes of padding. If you've only got 40 minutes worth of script, you don't have enough of a story to even make a movie, so why try?


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